Book of Dark Obedience

Description:

Aura faint abjuration and necromancy; CL 3rd
Slot —; Price 39,000 gp; Weight 3 lbs.

Under close examination, this leather-bound
tome is revealed to be made from human
skin.

The pages contained within this book
describe several rituals dedicated to the
dark god Braal. These rituals include
ways to give living creatures the strength
of the undead, slowly drain the life from
someone (with notes on how to best use this
excruciating process to extract information
from the subject), and create zombies at a
lower level than an animate dead spell would
require. The Book of Dark Obedience also
contains more mundane rituals including
sacrificial rites to Braal, how a follower
should cleanse before and after killing a
target, and prescribed punishments for a
follower that fails to kill their target.

This book is no mere mundane tome, but
a magic item which is protected in several
ways. Whoever picks up the book without
first speaking the correct passphrase (“The
unworthy wish for death”) suffers 2d8+3
points of negative energy damage each round
while holding it (a DC 13 Will save halves
this damage).

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Book of Dark Obedience

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